Can't wait to get stuck into all the projects I have planned for the summer holidays. Hopefully I will also be able to find some time for a bit of R&R. and lots of blogland "catch up."
In the midst of all the end of year craziness however, I did find time to whip up a little trio of cushions to give as Christmas gifts to three of my very favourite work colleagues. I had such fun sorting through my ever growing fabric stash and deciding which fabrics would suit who? In the end, the fabrics spoke to me and the choice became very easy.
So, let me introduce you to "Michelle"
Amongst the gorgeous fabrics in the grab bag was this lovely autumn toned floral print which Michelle immediately fell in love with when I did my little "show and tell" at work, after the parcel arrived. I knew immediately what I was going to do with it......
I had just enough for a 16" x 16" front and then backed it with a left over piece of painter's drop cloth (from my dining room chairs project) and added a contrast binding. Aren't these just the most perfect buttons? I couldn't have got a more perfect match. I actually picked them up at Beach Vintage when Kendall and I flew down to see DOLLY at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre a couple of weeks ago.
So this truly is a Fabric Traders/Beach Vintage inspired cushion! Thanks heaps Simone and Jodie.
Next we have "Linda"
There was just something about this pretty blue and yellow fabric that just shouted "Linda" the minute I saw it. Sweet and gentle - just like her. Fortunately she loved it just as much as I hoped she would.
I then sorted through my button tin and found these rather interesting blue buttons. I love the fact that they are mismatched. For a person who lives and breathes symmetry, they were a bit of an odd choice but I'm really happy with the way they look.
And finally, we have Julie
This was such a tough one. I adore this gorgeous blue and white fabric (again, from Fabric Traders. Com) and only had just enough to make one only cushion. I was SO tempted to keep it for myself. Hopefully Julie will get just as much pleasure from it as I did in making it for her.
Oh, and by the way........
Fabric Traders.Com are having a little sale at the moment - 17% off for the next 3 days.
I can hear all those beautiful fabrics calling my name. Yes, you can hear them too!!